Yama, the King of Death, is near you at all times;
At the moment determined, he will stand before you.
Our hours are filled with endless toil and worry;
If you aren’t able to listen to the Dharma today,
When will you find the time to listen to it?
Our life as a human being is all too short a span;
If you don't hear the sacred Name in this lifetime,
When will you get another chance to hear it?
Even though I am neglectful, and do not listen,
The graceful Light of compassion brightens my path.
Even though I am deaf, and cannot hear,
Amida-sama takes my hand, and walks beside me.
NAMO AMIDA BUTSU
February 14, 2015